Paki newspaper ‘Dawn’ blocked!!; after publishing interview of the Nawaz Sharif on Mumbai attacks

may be recalled that in that interview last week, Sharif had acknowledged that the terror attacks launched on Mumbai between November 26 and November 29, 2008, were carried out by Pakistan-born terrorists

After the much controversial interview of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif where in the non-state actors and the Mumbai 26/11 attacks were revealed, the newspaper Dawn is said to be blocked from publication.

A report from Paris-based Reporters without Borders (RSF) has revealed that the Government of Pakistan has blocked the further publication of the Dawn.

Dawn is one of the country’s leading English dailies for publishing a controversial interview that it did with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

It may be recalled that in that interview last week, Sharif had acknowledged that the terror attacks launched on Mumbai between November 26 and November 29, 2008, were carried out by Pakistan-born terrorists.

That remark embarrassed Pakistani establishment and incumbent Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has had to preside over two National Security Council (NSC) meetings in the last couple of days to review its impact and the response to be taken thereof.

RSF stated that ‘temporary ban’ came into effect from Tuesday.

This after the all powerful Pakistani military forces were reportedly unhappy with the newspaper’s publishing of the interview.

Sharif’s remarks were immediately picked up by Indian media, which termed the former prime minister’s statement as a confession of Pakistan’s role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.

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